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Join the Frontier

We're a team that's motivated by our vision to strengthen the cause-based world through efficient & effective fundraising best practices. We want to revolutionize the way cause-based organizations engage their audience.

 
 

At Frontier, collaboration happens on all fronts—on each touch point from concept to execution. We value our respective skill sets and abilities, and often help one another to sharpen our skills to understand how to best achieve our goals, and the goals of our clients.

We live in Victoria, BC and work nationally. Together, we work hard, we laugh a lot, we brainstorm nonstop, we send hundreds of Slack messages a week, and we give the best high-fives in town. We love our work, and we want you to love yours too. We’re always looking for weird, smart, and independent thinkers to join the team.

Frontier is different. Are you?

 

We are committed to our people.

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Your Health

We encourage our staff to to be healthy and active. To that end, at Frontier we offer a Health Spending Account to subsidize the cost of everything from dentistry to massage. We also offer competitive wages and are committed to offering a living wage ($18+) to even the most entry level of our full-time staff. No more Mr. Noodles for you.

Your Time

We understand that you have a life outside of work and that life will sometimes take priority over your commitment to Frontier (*gasp*). We offer extremely flexible work schedules, generous vacation time (even in the first year of employment), sick days, and a full time work week of 30 hours. No excuses for missing your kid’s recital.

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Your Philanthropy

Frontier is in the business of empowering charities by helping to change the way Canadians spend their money. We support employees to give by matching 50 cents per dollar that an employee donates through Chimp—up to $500 per year—to give you more money to donate to your favourite causes.

 
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Your Tools

At Frontier we work with top-of-the-line equipment. But it takes more than tech to keep a team happy. We have a bi-weekly delivery of healthy snacks, a never ending supply of craft coffee (from one of our local roasters), and tacos every Tuesday.

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Your Growth

Whether we’re attending conferences, doing internal apprenticeships, taking online courses, or some personal professional reading, we are constantly learning and growing. We’ll do whatever we can to help you do the same. To that end, we also have an annual Staff Retreat to pause, reflect, and set goals for the year ahead.

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The Frontier Office

In 2017 we moved into our beautiful open office in the Harris Green neighbourhood. We spend our days surrounded by natural light, ample break out space, and the best coworkers in the world, just steps from Shatterbox, and a short walk from the best breakfast bagels in town. We’re also serious about celebrations.


 

To maintain our standard of excellence and hire people who are as passionate about their work as they are about finding the perfect GIF, we have a multi-step hiring process.

Don’t be intimidated (or do).

 

Copy Writer

ABOUT US

Frontier is a marketing agency that helps charities efficiently grow. We are currently working with 12 charities across Canada. Our strategic focus is in four areas: digital (web + email), print campaigns, monthly donor programs, and new donor acquisition.

ABOUT YOU

You’re creative-minded and detail-oriented. You love writing and want to put your writing skills to use helping fundraise for charities who are transforming communities. You’re very organized, love details, are a natural communicator, and can manage multiple deadlines and due dates at the same time.

THE GIG

You’ll work directly with Frontier’s Fundraising Lead, Mariam, and Production Manager, Sophie in the writing of print and digital campaigns, including cultivation and acquisition appeal letters, newsletters, e-newsletters, e-blasts and web landing pages. You may also be asked to help write other items such as case studies, blog posts or press releases.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Handle multiple demands and meet deadlines promptly.

  • Write clear, expressive, concise, specific and grammatically stellar copy.

  • Adopt different writing voices and styles per client.

  • Take direction and appreciate quality, constructive feedback.

  • Assess information and decipher key points.

  • Understand multiple specific target audiences and write accordingly.

  • Write with specific calls to actions and goals.

  • Use productivity and collaboration tools (Trello, Google Docs, Slack, etc.) consistently and actively.

THE MUST HAVES

  • Post-secondary education or relevant experience.

  • Comfort writing copy for campaigns that are published digitally and in print.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with Sophie, Mariam and internal team to maintain an efficient workflow. This includes abiding by production schedule and priorities.

THE NICE TO HAVES

  • Experience working for or volunteering with a charity or nonprofit.

 

STATUS

32 hours a week at $18 - $22/hour. Position located in Victoria, BC. Start date is October, 2018 and ongoing.

Email your interest with a resume, cover letter, and some writing samples (similar to the writing style we're looking for if possible), to hello@frontier.io.

Junior Web Developer 

Junior Web Developer

About You

You’re a technology enthusiast who is passionate about creating for a purpose. You are familiar with basic HTML, CSS, PHP, Javascript and editing content on WordPress sites. You understand the digital world, can expertly navigate social channels, and are focused on results. You’re very organized, love details, are a natural communicator, and can manage multiple deadlines and due dates at the same time. The ideal candidate for this role is a recent graduate looking for on-the-job training to improve and apply their skills practically.

 

About Us

Frontier is a marketing agency that helps charities elevate their donor support. We work exclusively with charities, all across Canada. Our strategic focus is in effective and efficient integrated marketing.

 

The Gig

You will work with Frontier’s Digital Marketing Manager, Megan, in the development, maintenance, and improvement of our WordPress based landing pages and websites. During the first four months of this role, you will train as an apprentice. Following the successful completion of the training phase, this role will become permanent.

Major Responsibilities

  • Ensure strong communication with Frontier’s digital team to maintain update on status, risks, and issues regarding campaigns and production.

  • Maintenance and development of websites and digital campaigns including: e-blasts, e-newsletters, and social media management.

  • Building WordPress sites, landing pages, and anything in-between to support Frontier’s clients or their ongoing marketing campaigns.

  • Converting PSD files from our designers into responsive, modular, HTML5-based pages.

  • Monitoring and implementing ever-evolving best practices to our projects.

  • Bringing the UX’s asymptotically closer to perfection.

The Must Haves

  • Intermediate fluency in HTML and CSS.

  • Intermediate fluency of Javascript, and PHP.

  • Comfortable developing for WordPress and editing WordPress sites.

  • The ability to use Sketch / Photoshop / Illustrator to extract visual content for HTML / CSS

  • A willingness to learn, and to be flexible and self-reliant.

  • A diligence for web standards, site performance, and usability.

  • Initiative. Spearheading development and putting your ideas into action when you identify an unfulfilled need.

  • Strong communication skills.

The Nice To Haves

  • Familiarity with MailChimp.

  • Understanding of online tools like, Slack, Google Apps, Asana, etc.

  • Google Analytics experience.

  • Knowledge of ecommerce tracking pixels.

 

 

STATUS

Status

32 hours a week starting at $18/hour. Position located in Victoria, BC. Start date September, 2018.

 

Email your interest with a resume, cover letter, and any links, videos, resources and attachments you like to hello@frontier.io with subject line “Junior Web Developer Application”.